Skip to content

Best Guided Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour 5 Days

5 Days & 4 Nights Tour Package | Starting From: $ per person

Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Sacred Valley - Maras Salt Mines - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca
Best Guided Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour 5 Days

Best Guided Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour 5 Days

5 Days & 4 Nights Tour Package

Watch Video

Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Max Altitude
5,200 m /17,060 ft
Activity Level
Moderate (high altitude)
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

The Astounding Adventure of World Wonders & Inca Architecture

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour – Explore the essential highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley on this 5-day tour, including visits to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain. This five-day tour package offers you to explore the living history and breathtaking scenery of the Peruvian highlands on this incredible experience of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain adventure, and be in awe of its natural beauty. Make your dream come true and enjoy all the most beautiful places that Cusco has to offer; on a fully supported tour with Peru Spirit Adventure private crew.

In this tour Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain for 5 days you’ll begin in the Imperial City and discover what made Cusco the center of the Inca Empire! Then, you’ll head to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Tambomachay before embarking to Sacred Valley to visit the fascinating archaeological site of Pisac. After, you will take a tour of Sacred Valley where you’ll visit the weavers at Chinchero, the agricultural laboratory of Moray, Maras Salt Mines, as well as Ollantaytambo.

After exploring Ollantaytambo’s Inca fortress, you’ll take the train to the legendary city of Machu Picchu, one of the grandest and most enthralling sites in Latin America and the whole world, for a privately guided tour. This 5-day package adventure doesn’t end there. Then, you’ll journey through a land of wild desert landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and herds of alpacas to arrive at your ultimate destination: the rainbow-painted slopes of Mount Vinicunca hidden deep in the Andes.

Trip Details For Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

Tour Location: This Tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain, is situated in southeastern Peru of the Andes Mountains.
Tour Type: History and culture tour through the majestic place of Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Cusco before embarking to see the amazing VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN in a one day hike

Physical Grading: ★☆☆☆☆ Easy, gentle walk, stone steps, and small elevation changes along the way, and some walks on uneven trails; and the hike to Rainbow Mountain is Moderate to difficult, depending on level of physical fitness.

Group size: Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl. Minimum of 2 people required to organize this tour. We take only small groups & private trips, to enhance the experience giving you the full attention of our guides and staff.

Need to book in Advance: Yes. We recommend that all of our customers make their reservations well in advance of their arrival date. Train tickets, entry tickets and good hotels are highly in demand and sell out early, especially during the high season or if you want to climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain. If you reserve early, then we can guarantee everything. For last minute reservations, we will do our best depending on what train tickets and hotels are available.

What's it like

Experience The spectacular Citadel of Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain of 7 Colors in 5 Days on our best Peru tour!!!

If you want to enjoy the best of Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Rainbow Mountain and learn all about the amazing history of the Incas, and take a deep breath and admire all of its sheer natural beauty, our 5 Day Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour is for you.

Embark on an exciting trip through the wonderful and ancient Citadel of Machu Picchu and Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain; whether you´re traveling by yourself, as a couple, or in a group, we’ll plan your itinerary down to the last details, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself, with a private guide at your side!

This 5-day tour will take you through the most important and surprising tourist attractions in southern Peru, with a professional guide to see Incas fortresses, Temples, ancient constructions, New 7 Wonders of the World, and spend a full day hike following deserted highland paths through alpaca and llama herds to the Rainbow Mountain.

Highlights of the Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

  • Explore Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, and discover the most important places of interest in Cuzco’s historic center and what made this city so special
  • Head to Sacsayhuaman in the morning to avoid the crowd and explore the incredible Inca ruins surrounding the city, including the Inca site of Pisac and market on this guided tour
  • Take a tour of the most significant sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and be astounded by Inca architecture in the company of Peru Spirit Adventure’s private guide
  • Ride along one of the most beautiful railways in the world and observe as the scenery change from the mountainous Andes to the thicker jungle
  • Discover the secrets of the mystical Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stare in awe at the incredible natural beauty of Rainbow Mountain and its fascinating array of colors, nestled in a remote region of the Andes Mountains

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    We welcome you to Cusco – Walking Tour of Cusco City

    Arrive in Cusco. After a short break in your hotel, embark on the Cusco city walking tour to discover the main attractions and learn about the history of Cusco’s city. During this walking tour explore The Plaza de Armas of Cusco, The Cathedral, The 12 angled Stone street, Loreto Street, as well as Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun.

  • DAY
    Sacsayhuaman & Nearby Ruins + Pisac (ruins & Market)

    Spend the day exploring the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, located on a high hill above Cusco, then explore Pisac Ruins and Market in the Sacred Valley; including the visit Llama and Alpaca Farm.

  • DAY
    Sacred Valley Tour (Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Ollantaytambo) – Aguas Calientes

    Embark on a tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the weavers at Chinchero and the most significant Inca sites, such as Moray Inca agricultural ruins, Maras salt mines, as well as Ollantaytambo before making your way to Machu Picchu Pueblo by train. You will spend the night there in a hotel.

  • DAY
    Aguas Calientes – Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

    Wake up early to explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a guided tour. This afternoon, you will board the train to Ollantaytambo and then continue in our private transport back to Cusco

  • DAY
    Cusco – Cusipata – Rainbow Mountain – Cusipata – Cusco

    Head out of Cusco for an epic day hike to rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca. Enjoy breakfast and lunch, too, before coming back to the city in the early evening

Why experience the Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

  • In this 5 days tour through Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain you will be able to see all the most beautiful places that Cusco has to offer.
  • Experience the highlight in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and get immersed with the history of the Incas and culture
  • You will discover the beauty of the Vinicunca -also known as Rainbow Mountain of 7 Colors – which attracts thousands of tourists due to its uniqueness and incredible natural beauty.
  • Small-group tour of 2-8 people for big adventures with passionate private local leaders or guides to get a true lifetime experience
    We designed this Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain itinerary for those who want both the ancient Inca history and outdoor adventure

Full Itinerary of the Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

Pre-tour briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before the “Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain 5 Days” to go over the itinerary and you’ll able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trek begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 1: : We welcome you to Cusco – Walking Tour of Cusco City

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, a representative of Peru Spirit Adventure will be greeted you to take you directly to your hotel accommodation. After a transfer to your hotel in Cusco and assistance with the check in, you’ll be provided with everything needed in preparation for your upcoming journey. The imperial city of Cusco is located at an altitude of 3,400 m / 11,155 ft so you’ll need some time to acclimatize.

After a short rest, we’ll pick you up from your hotel at 1:00 pm to start our walking tour of Cusco city and discover the main attractions and learn about the history of Cusco’s city. Firstly, we’ll visit The Plaza de Armas of Cusco, which is a wonderful place to immerse in the local atmosphere and watch the world go by. While you marvel at the exquisite architecture of the place, our guide will share with you a bit of Inca history to help you better understand the ancient culture.

We’ll then continue with a visit the impressive Cusco Cathedral that holds approximately 300 paintings from the famous Cusqueña School in the city. Next, your tour guide will take you to see The Twelve Angle Stone of Hatunrumiyoc, one of the most sophisticated examples of their ingenuity, with its 12 angles fitting seamlessly into the surrounding wall.

Subsequently, you’ll visit the fascinating Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun, probably the most important Inca site within the city of Cusco. At the end of the day, we will take you to the door of your hotel to enjoy a relaxing night. You’ll have time to get a spot for dinner before heading to bed for another exciting day tomorrow.

Day 2: : Sacsayhuaman & Nearby Ruins + Pisac (ruins & Market)

After delicious breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 8:00 am, with our private van and take you to visit the impressive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, located to the north of Cusco city. Its characterized by having been built with huge rocks that weigh tons. Ancient Inca architects cut and polished these giant rocks to built zigzag walls that span hundreds of meters.

Despite only a small portion of the original site remaining, the colossal dimensions of Sacsayhuaman continue to inspire and surprise its visitors. Each year on June 24th, The Inti Raymi is celebrated here to worship the Sun.

Next, we’ll visit Qenqo temple, carved from a single stone block. This temple has manmade tunnels, one of which forms an amphitheater. The original purpose of the amphitheater has been lost over time, but most experts agree that the area was used to worship the sun, moon, and stars. Then, you will visit Tambomachay, an Inca archaeological site that boasts a series of aqueducts and channels with two water fountains.

After exploring the Sacsayhuaman’s fortress and nearby ruins, we’ll drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the way we’ll visit the Alpaca and Llama farm, a place where we will learn about these South American camelids. Afterwards, our trip continues to Pisac town to enjoy lunch (not included) at one of the Sunday stalls in the main square.

Following lunch, we will head to the Inca archaeological site of Pisac, located high above the mountains in the Sacred Valley with great farming terraces, which cover the tall hillsides, and stunning constructions at the temple of the sun. After a great exploration of the Incan ruins, we will drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel. Meals are not included. This is a full-day tour on a private roomy and comfy Van and a private guide.

Day 3: : Sacred Valley Tour (Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Ollantaytambo) – Aguas Calientes

Our full-day Sacred Valley tour will take you to some of the most impressive sights, including Chinchero, Moray Ruins, Maras Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo before traveling by train to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:30 am to start our tour of sacred valley and travel to the beautiful town of Chinchero (3,762 m /12,343 ft) known by its textile. There you’ll find beautiful architecture, farming, and agricultural terraces as well as fine textile art.

Our next place to explore is the stunning Moray archaeological site (3,385 m / 11,106 ft), also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” made up of rounded shape terraces which have different types of temperatures at each platform, that was made to acclimate the Andean plants like potato, beans, corn, etc

After exploring and feeling the energy of this intriguing Inca site of Moray, we will drive to Maras Salt Mines which are close to the colonial town of Maras. These are a set of more than 3,000 small pools from which salt is extracted since the pre-Incan times, and today locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incans used to do it. Besides, this salt has a pink hue and is well known for its healing properties and delicious flavor. It makes for a great gift for someone back home and is perfect for cooking with.

We’ll then drive onto Urubamba to enjoy a Peruvian buffet lunch of many different traditional dishes for you to choose from. After a rest, it’s time to head aboard our private transport to Ollantaytambo where we’ll visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo from the XV century what become an important strategic military center, as well as, agriculture and religious centers needed to control the whole Inca’s sacred valley. This archeological place was built as an overlap terrace with huge carved stones that were brought from 8km/5 miles away.

In the evening, we will catch a train at 19:04pm to travel to Machu Picchu Pueblo and 2 hrs later we’ll be at Aguas Calientes and overnight at Inti Punku Machupicchu Hotel & Suites or La Cabaña. It’s a full day tour on a private van and private guide.

Day 4: : Aguas Calientes – Historic Santuary of Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

After a well-deserved night of rest, the day you’ve been so excited for has arrived: Today, you’ll stroll through the magical and mysterious streets of the historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Our day begins bright and early at down to make sure we beat the large crowds and so you can enjoy the site in peace. We’ll board a bus that’ll take around 25 minutes to get to the entrance of the Inca city, and we’ll enter just before the sun begins to pint this impressive place with a golden hue.

Take some time to soak up the vibes and impressive view of one of the 7 Wonder of the World and feel how its powerful energy vibrates. You’ll take a guided tour for 2 hours to the most important areas and then have plenty of time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you have the extra entry ticket, you can hike up to the imposing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view of the entire complex.

Around noon, you can take the bus to Aguas Calientes or walk back through the middle of the dense vegetation that’ll surround you on a downhill hike. Don’t worry, the whole way is signposted, and it’s a pretty route if you fee up to it.

You’ll have the afternoon free to have lunch at the restaurant of your choice and take a walk around the rest of this pretty town. Your train will leave for Ollantaytambo at sunset, but don’t forget to be at the station 30 minutes earlier than the departure time! From Ollantaytambo, we’ll take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 5: : Cusco – Cusipata – Rainbow Mountain – Cusipata – Cusco

Our Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Hike Tour program starts early in the morning! We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am, with our private van, and travel around two-hour to the south of Cusco until arriving to the village of Cusipata, where we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Following breakfast, we’ll back to our van to keep driving for 1 hour to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead, known as Phulawasipata. The trek will last approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours to Vinicunca Pass, the classic viewpoint for Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, we will appreciate the typical landscape and flora and fauna of the Andes, among which Llamas and Alpacas stand out.

Upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5,200 m/ 17,060 ft.), we’ll have sweeping panoramic views of not only Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca Mountain but also the Ausangate snow-capped mountain range (the highest in Cusco), the valley with grazing alpacas and the ‘Red Valley’ in the distance.

At the top of Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca, we will spend about 45 minutes admiring the unique beauty of this natural formation and feel the thrill of witnessing an unforgettable spectacle. After having a great time at famous Rainbow Mountain of Peru taking photos and exploring the surroundings.

We´ll then return by the same route for about 1.5hrs to the point where we started the trek, where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata; here we will enjoy the lunch. After lunch we will start the return trip to the city of Cusco, arriving between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. Then, we will drop you off at your hotel.

What’s Included For Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain 5 Day

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Four night 3-star hotel in Cusco
  • Half-day walking tour in Cusco city
  • Entrance tickets to the Inca Cities and all archeological sites we visit
  • All transfer service on a private Van with a professional driver
  • Professional guide fluent in English & Spanish for all the tours
  • Round trip Expedition Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • One night 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Roundtrip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket (First entrance time: 6am to 10am)
  • Rainbow Mountain Hike 1 Day
  • 2 hot meals at Rainbow Mountain tour – breakfast and lunch with an option for vegetarians

What Is Not Included

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after the tours
  • Meals: Meals are not included unless otherwise noted but our guides will recommend some good places (except for breakfast and lunch in the Rainbow Mountain tour)
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (US $75 p/ person)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain (US $75 p/ person)
  • Entrance to hot springs (25 soles)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train – $67 USD (the train is the only way back)
  • Tipping for guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff.
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)

What your should for 5-Day Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tou

  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • A small backpack or carry bag (larger not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
  • A change of clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes or runners
  • Hiking trousers
  • Camera
  • Water to drink
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Deep or Insect repellent for mosquitoes
  • Hat for the sun
  • Some extra money for lunch, snacks, tips, and souvenirs

Price of the Tour Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 5 Days


    Accept terms and conditions - Terms and conditions

    Please give at least two alternative start dates in order of preference. Write none if there are no other dates available for you

    What is 3 + 2 ?

    Why Peru Spirit Adventures!

    Peru Spirit Adventure is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco, Peru, in the Ancient Capital of the Inca Empire! Peru Spirit Adventure was founded by a Peruvian with over many years of guiding experience, and is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.

    We are an agency with a great spirit of adventure and passionate about travel, dedicated to offer the best tourist services, to take you to discover the vast riches, natural and archaeological of each corner of the country.

    We provide high quality service as well as focusing on having small groups to enhance the travel experience and customize any tour or trek to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. This is what makes us stand out from other tour operators.

    We create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. Our guides in Peru are hand selected by the owners of Peru Spirit Adventure. All guides for our tours and treks are native to Peru and speak fluent English to ensure excellent communication and a positive experience overall.

    We pride ourselves on providing 5 star service before, during, and after your trip. Peru Spirit Adventure is dedicated to excellent customer service and adventure experiences. We have been awarded from Trip Advisor the Certificate of Excellence for the last three years. Please check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, TRIPADVISOR for yourself!

    We are direct operators of all the tours and treks we offer, from family trips, honeymoon trips and luxury travel, including adventure tours to Peruvian Andes. Please email us to customize your trip in Peru.

    Our tours & treks are operated in private service with a mínimum of 2 people to confirm the departure – Max 8 / Average 4 guests, ensuring a small group feel and specialized attention.

    We are a responsible and sustainable tour operator – Our mission is to provide exceptional tours, treks, and adventure trips. During our trips, we make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local people and natural environments we visit. We pay fair, livable wages, ensuring we hire and maintain the absolute best guides and support staff. We are proud of our team without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clie

    Travel Guide


    In 1983 Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the international organization that preserves and protects natural and cultural heritages around the world. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu in the last few years and worries that these crowds are damaging the ruins. They recommended new regulations to decrease the foot traffic in the ruins, which Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and External Commerce (Mincetur) has agreed to. These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4-hour stays.

    Tickets to Machu Picchu will now be separated into three daily shifts: early morning (6 AM – 9 AM), late morning (9 AM – 12 PM) and early afternoon (12 PM – 3 PM). Within these shifts, visitors must designate a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate foot traffic into the ruins – each hour will be limited to 600 visitors so no more than 2400 visitors will be in the citadel at any time.

    The new regulations will have a direct impact on hiking the two mountains next to Machu PicchuHuaynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

    In order to enjoy your tour of the ruins and hike Huaynapicchu without rushing, you will need an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huaynapicchu tickets will go from $ 35 per person to $ 75 per person.

    All tours include entrance to Machu Picchu, but in order to hike Huaynapicchu safely, we will need to purchase a second Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huaynapicchu permit which will cost a total of $ 75 pp. These new rules will start on January 1, 2019, and will apply to all tours.

    If you have booked Huaynapicchu with Peru Spirit Adventure and do not want to pay this higher fee, please write us to

    Our Promise


    Your personal travel advisor will build a tailored itinerary.

    Private Tours

    Experience all tours in private, unless otherwise indicated.

    Local Knowledge

    Knowledgeable, professional and passionate staff and guides.

    In trip support

    24/7 emergency assistance from English speaking staff.


    We’re here to answer your questions about:

    • Peru Spirit Adventure vacations and itineraries
    • Current deals and offers
    • Why you should travel with us
    • And, more!

    Need an answer right away? Call us at  +51 957 326 998

    Your personal information will be used solely for purposes of responding to your request and to provide you with updates and information. Additional information is available in our Privacy Policy.

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    100% Direct Local Tour Operator

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We will respond to all email inquiries within 24 hours. We are also reachable by chat and phone and look forward to connecting.

    Our main email: /
    Address: Urb. Picchu Alto J – 5, Cusco – Peru​
    Mobile: +51 957 326 998 | +51 965 730 786
    WhatsApp: +51 957 326 998

    Please give at least two alternative start dates in order of preference. Write none if there are no other dates available for you View Payments Details

    Sacred Valley Private Tours & Tailor Made with Local Experts
    Connect with Peru Spirit Adventure – 100% Direct Local Tour Operator

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us. Please complete the contact form below to tell us more about your dates, interests, the number of travelers, pick-up and drop-off places etc. We will do our best to help you organize your trip. You can be assured you will hear from us within 24 hours. Our Sacred Valley tour is available only in Private Service that offer you  the flexibility to design your own trip exactly how you like it, as well as the duration of the visit in each case, not being subject to a larger group itinerary and timings.

    Tailor made form

    Terms & Conditions

    Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.


    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


    We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
    • All banking fees will be covered by the client



    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



      What is 8 x 2 ?

      BOOK NOW

        Accept terms and conditions - Terms and conditions

        Please give at least two alternative start dates in order of preference. Write none if there are no other dates available for you

        What is 1 + 1 ?

        Inquire now


          TRIP DETAILS

          What is 5 + 5 ?

          Can we help you?